Consumer Alerts & Advisories

The Following OU Kosher Advisories and Alerts were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

Please remember to always check the label before purchasing any item that needs kosher certification!

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Consumer Alerts

June 12, 2017

Baker’s Corner Varieties of Frostings

Brands: Baker's Corner
Products: Varieties of frosting
Company: Aldi Inc.
Issue:

The OU currently certifies a variety of Aldi frostings as OU Pareve, including the Milk Chocolate and the Cream Cheese frosting. These products correctly bear an OU symbol. However, the same products, (from a previous supplier) are available without the OU and are non-kosher.  As the older supply is depleted, this problem will be self-corrected.

As always, consumers should check that each and every product has the OU symbol, and not assume that since one product has the OU , all of the same variety will have the OU

May 25, 2017

Sysco Fat Free Ranch Dressing

Brands: Sysco Classic
Products: Fat Free Ranch Dressing
Company: Sysco Corporation
Issue:

Missing D- Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Sysco Classic Fat Free Ranch Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product.   Some packaging was printed with an plain OU symbol as opposed to an OU D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 12, 2017

Kosher Alert Cains Creamy Italian Dressing

Brands: Cains
Products: Creamy Italian Dressing
Company: Bay Valley Foods, Oak Brook IL
Issue:

Missing D – Dairy Designation

The Orthodox Union certifies Cains Creamy Italian Dressing as an OU D – Dairy product.   Some labels for the 1 Gallon containers were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D – Dairy designation.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 10, 2017

Kosher Alert U Gottabee Nutz

Brands: U Gottabee Nutz
Products: Smoky Bacon & Blue Cheese Almonds
Company: Don Sebastiani & Sons, Sonoma CA
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify any U Gottabee Nutz products.  U Gottabee Nutz Smoky Bacon & Blue Chees Almonds bear an unauthorized OU.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 9, 2017

Kosher Alert Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto

Brands: Ciao Bella Gelato, NY NY
Products: Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto
Company: Ciao Bella Sorbetto
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Ciao Bella Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto.   This products bears an unauthorized OU mark.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

May 1, 2017

Kosher Alert Secrets of Tea

Brands: Secrets of Tea
Products: Babies' Magic Tea
Company: Secrets of Tea
Issue:

Unauthorized OU

The Orthodox Union does not certify Secrets of Tea products.  Their Babies’ Magic label bears an unauthorized OU symbol.  Corrective actions are being implemented.

April 21, 2017

OU Kosher Advisory Arnold’s Bread

Brands: Arnold's
Products: Various breads
Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union does not certify dairy breads.  Recently, many breads manufactured by Bimbo Bakeries USA, including some Arnold brand breads, were reformulated and now contain dairy.  As a result, breads that were previously certified by the Orthodox Union no longer carry the OU Symbol.  Consumers should look for the OU symbol to ascertain that a product is kosher.    

Below, please find a list of Arnold’s breads which are no longer OU Certified or are no longer being produced.

Bakery Light Seven Grain Bread Italian Wheat Bread
Brick Oven Wheat Bread Low Carb Multi Grain
Brick Oven White Bread Low Carb Wheat
Stoneground Bread Natural Soft Breads 100% Whole Wheat
Stoneground Multi-Grain Natural Soft Breads Classic White
100% Whole Wheat Bread Natural Soft Breads Honey Wheat
12 Grain Bread Natural Soft Breads Made with Whole Grain White
7 Grain Bread Nutty Almond Bread
Ancient Grain and Seed Bread Oat Bran Bread
Classic Italian Bread Oatnut Bread
Double Fiber WW Bread Omega-3 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Double Protein Bread Organic Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Dutch Country 100% Whole Wheat Bread Potato Bread
Dutch Country Double Fiber Bread Premium Italian
Dutch Country Italian Bread Premium Italian Bread
Dutch Country Potato Bread Pullman White Bread
Dutch Country White Bread Sandwich Bread
Dutch Country Whole Wheat Bread Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat Sunflower + Flax Bread
Extra Grainy 17 Grains and Seeds Sugar Free 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Extra Grainy Cracked Wheat and Oats Texas Toast
Extra Grainy Flax and Sesame Seed Wheat Bread
Healthnut Bread Wheat Pullman Bread
Healthy Mutligrain Bread Wholewheat Bread
Honeywheat Bread

 

 

April 6, 2017

OU Kosher Advisory OU P Xylitol

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Issue:

Products requiring Passover certification must bear the OU-P or ‘OU Kosher For Passover’ designation.  Some products, like Health Garden Xylitol, come in both OU and OU P varieties.  Consumers should carefully look for the OU P designation to ascertain that the product is kosher for Passover.    

 

March 31, 2017

OU Kosher Clarification – OU Passover Guide, Nutrisource

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Products:
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Issue:

In the 2017 edition of the OU Guide for Passover (page 100) Nutrisource Benefiber is listed as approved for those who are ill. The correct name for this product is Nutrisource Fiber. It should be noted that a product called Benefiber, manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) contains wheat dextrin (as listed in the ingredients label) and is chametz and one should not eat or possess this product on Passover. Another product called Benefiber, manufactured by Novartis and sold in Israel, contains guar gum (as listed on the ingredients label) and is chametz-free.

 

March 31, 2017

OU Kosher Clarification El Sabroso Pork and Salsa

Brands: El Sabroso
Products: Pork Cracklings with Salsa
Company: Snak King, City of Industry CA
Issue:

The Orthodox Union does not certify El Sabroso Pork Cracklings.  This product is sometimes sold with an inserted packet of OU certified Salsa which bears an OU Symbol.  Consumers should not assume that the OU on the salsa packet, which may be visible through the Pork Cracklings bag, applies to the entire product.  Corrective actions are being implemented.   

 

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